I am thrilled to talk about this month’s favourites! Last month was quite a boring month (even if it was Christmas month…) because I didn’t really try anything new or if I did, it was very late within the month. Mainly, I stuck to my previous favourites so nothing changed. Despite so, my last favourites post actually fared really well, so thank you everyone! 🙂
I haven’t been beauty shopping much* because I am trying to use up what I do have whilst also resetting my current collection – both in skincare and makeup. This month’s buys consist only of two brushes (featured here) but everything else are months old in terms of purchase, so you can imagine my delight when I finally got round to trying (and loving) them!
*I’ve bought bits and bobs from Home Bargains the other day, but they were extremely cheap and cheerful. Half were essentials and replacement items!
Here they are, in all their glory, my favourites of the month…
Featured in this post:
Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil
Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes in ‘300’ and ‘100’
Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush (Part of Core Collection)
Clinique Sheer City Block SPF 25
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in ‘1.2N’
Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer For Perfect Lash
Cleansing balms over oils except for this one:
If you had to ask me, I am definitely more of a cleansing balm person. I prefer the texture, and really enjoy how it melts into the skin for that rich moment of massage. However, I recently tried out the Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil and I am in love! It’s very different to other cleansing oils that I have tried before. It’s not greasy at all…for an oil, it is very clean as it doesn’t slip and slide – it’s very no-fuss. Best of all, absolutely NO residue. My skin always feels clean whenever I use this.
Another two to add to the collection:
I have been wanting to buy new brushes for months. I am still on the hunt but for now, I have two new brushes that I have been using a lot lately. The Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes in ‘300’ is a tapered blush that’s great when you really want to define colour across your cheek bones. As such, it’s suitable for contouring too since it has that more precise tip.
I have also been enjoying the ‘100’ which is an arched powder brush. It is a dome shaped, flat brush which makes it versatile to either sweep powder over the face, or to lightly pat depending on your preference or what product you’re using (pressed or loose powder). It makes a change to my powder brush since the flatness allows application to reach the crevices and contours of the face. The bristles in particular (for both brushes), are very soft! (More so, than their general line.)
When a brush eventually comes into play:
If you couldn’t tell, I own a bunch of Real Techniques brushes – not all that are in existence but most of the ones from their original line. To be honest, a few brushes are redundant however, I have found use for one unused brush recently and it’s the Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush. I’m very late to the game but I actually started highlighting and have been enjoying this to pat it on lightly and precisely. Contrary to its name, it is far too small to be a foundation brush of any kind but for highlight, I think it is great!
A re-visit and a repurchase:
If you have been following me for a long time, you may have seen this post before. I featured the Clinique Sheer City Block SPF 25 in it which I long finished. I recently repurchased it on sale and I still love it just as much. Funny story – I had a bit of a scare that this got discontinued because I couldn’t even locate it on the website, but I think they were just re-organising everything online and in-stores. The product has minimal coverage so it’s perfect for those no makeup makeup days. It evens out my skin and hides the minimal redness that I do have which makes it a staple in my kit. Plus, the SPF!
Still testing but so far so good:
I bought The Ordinary Foundations months ago when it was all the hype because of how inexpensive it was. I did open them and swatch them, but never did continue after that. Recently, I’ve been testing out The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in ‘1.2N’ and I do really like it! The shade is a tad light for me, but nothing a little face colour can’t fix! 😉 I particularly enjoy how good of a base it is underneath all my other makeup. It really melds everything together. Oil control is good too!
Most people seem to rave about the serum foundation more but for now, I’m really enjoying this one and think it could become a staple in my collection. I will do a comparison review between the two once I have tested out both considerably. 🙂
My eyelash game has completely changed!!:
It’s no secret that I’m not blessed in the eyelash department. They’re short and stubbornly straight which means not all mascaras hold a decent curl on my lashes. (Oh, the struggle.) I bought the Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer For Perfect Lash upon recommendation from Stashy without a clue that it’s essentially a mascara primer. But it doesn’t matter – after one application, I realised how much a product like this was missing from my life. It lifts my lashes in a really clean manner, providing a stronger base that my mascara can cling onto rather than weigh down. I may have said before that I’m not a fan of the Lash Sensational but using this primer has really helped! My curl actually holds now and I can’t quite believe it. Recommend!
An early Favourites post! For sure, this month has been very enjoyable for me. Please share with me your favourites for the month down below, or if you have tried any of these products! 🙂
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